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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, a Greek physician, born about 460 b. c. and died in the fourth century b. c., called the “father of medicine.”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings.
  • adjective the change produced in the countenance by death, or long sickness, excessive evacuations, excessive hunger, and the like. The nose is pinched, the eyes are sunk, the temples hollow, the ears cold and retracted, the skin of the forehead tense and dry, the complexion livid, the lips pendent, relaxed, and cold; -- so called, as having been described by Hippocrates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to Hippocrates or the school of medicine that took his name

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